What are you up to this weekend? My dad is coming to visit, since it’s his birthday on Sunday. The boys are psyched to put all 67 candles on the cake and help him blow them out. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web…
Hello, spring dress!
Bon Appetit just featured 14 essential kitchen tips, including this surprising-to-me one: “How to revive stale bread. For crusty boules, sturdy sourdoughs, and other artisanal loaves, run the day- or two-day-old bread under running water for a few seconds, then reheat in 350° oven until heated through and crisp on the outside.” Have you ever tried this?
These shag cakes are really cool.
What are you reading these days? I just started Drinking Coffee Elsewhere and am loving Z.Z. Packer’s funny, smart voice.
Sweden has gender-neutral preschools: “Two schools rolled out what was called a compensatory gender strategy. Boys and girls at the preschools were separated for part of the day and coached in traits associated with the other gender. Boys massaged each other’s feet. Girls were led in barefoot walks in the snow, and told to throw open the window and scream.” (NYT)
How to turn one flower bouquet into a bunch of arrangements.
Plus, a helpful reader comment:
Says Ava on a an epic cheeseboard: “When buying brie, give it a light squeeze before you buy it. It shouldn’t be too firm in the middle. It should be squishy. That’s made the difference for me between a good brie and a heavenly one.”
Says Lisa: “Among my favorite books since the new year is I Found My Tribe by Ruth Fitzmaurice. Her story inspires me to daydream and to say what I need and to make no apologies. Among the many jewels in the book is this: ‘…Daydreaming is a valued skill in our home. Dare to interrupt it. ‘Momma, you just broke an important daydream,’ Raife, my eight-year old will scold. ‘Sorry, I will say, with real regret.’”